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Lack of Sleep Can Be More Dangerous for Woman

July 26, 2013


The saying that everybody is created equal holds true in most cases, but according to a study done in the UK, this might not be the case when it comes to sleep. In fact, the report released a few years ago reveals an alarming discrepancy between the effects that a lack of sleep has on man’s body when compared to what happens to a woman who suffers from the same sleep interruption.

Scientists looked at 2 biological markers that relate to the cardiovascular health of both sexes and discovered that these markers underwent a significant change when woman lost sleep, but stayed fairly constant when men were subjected to the exact same lack of sleep. This meant that if a woman got fewer than 8 hours of sleep a night there was a theoretically higher chance of them suffering from heart disease than men who had less than 8 hours sleep.

If you would like to read more about this report then please go to the article found on the medical news today site here.    

Did you know? Heart disease continues to be the number one killer for both sexes in the developed world, though let’s not forget that, on average, women outlive men. This however has more to do with body composition, and other physiological variations than this test. That been said, No matter who you are, it is a proven fact that your risk for heart disease goes up the more you lose out on sleep.


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